Teen Sex Rates Stay Down While Contraception Use Remains High

A new report out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the rates of teenagers having sex has declined significantly in the past 25 years. Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys age 15-19 surveyed between 2011 and 2013 were sexually active, compared to 51 percent and 60 percent, respectively, in 1988. However, it seems the drop has leveled off. The study period before it—2006 to 2010—showed similar rates of sexual activity for teens. 

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